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Midlake – Tabernacle (Thurs 28th Jan) / Rough Trade East (Mon 1st Feb)

I feel privileged that over the past 3 years living in London I have managed to see most of the bands I have wanted to live. Midlake were one who managed to elude me for several years – I discovered them at what must have been the end of their touring for previous album ‘The Trials Of Van Occupanther’, and have since looked forward to the opportunity to see them live. I recently found myself with several opportunities to see them in a fairly short time.

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The Low Anthem – The Tabernacle (Wed 18th Nov)

One of my live highlights of the year, it’s been great to see the success and profile of The Low Anthem grow over the past 6 months. The year began with tiny shows (I first caught them at Brighton’s Ocean Rooms basement at The Great Escape, playing to around 100 people), moving on to sold out shows at the Union Chapel, and now the Tabernacle, along with many festival performances. Next Feb they’re playing at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, a well deserved step up, but will it lose the intimacy that has made their other shows so enjoyable?

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